Grant application workshops

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UPDATE:  Due to Hurricane Harvey the YEDC grant workshops were poorly attended.   Interested parties are encouraged to contact YEDC for a private consultation. The application deadline is September 29, 2017. 

Chuck Dart, Director of Economic Development    361-293-6321  or


August 4, 2017

The Yoakum Economic Development Corporation (YEDC) will host two workshops designed to help businesses apply for YEDC grants. The workshops will be held Thursday evening, August 24, at 5pm and Tuesday noon, August 29.  Both sessions will be at Yoakum City Hall, 808 US Hwy 77A S. Applications are due by Friday, September 29. 

For the current fiscal year the YEDC approved grants totaling $392,223. These grants have assisted new retail businesses, provided enhancements for existing retail businesses, helped preservation work downtown, and assisted with building improvements owned by nonprofits.  Major projects included the Circle Y Saddles Expansion and the Yoakum General Store.    

Grant guidelines and applications for fiscal year 2017-2018 are available on the web site under Doing Business/Incentives.   For inquiries contact Chuck Dart, Director of Economic Development, at City Hall (361) 293-6321.